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Youth in Action



Veronika REMISOVA, Programme Manager

DG EAC, Unit D2: Youth in Action Programme

Youth in Action


European Youth Pact


White Paper


Youth (2000-2006)

Youth in Action

how did we get there?

European Voluntary Service


Maastricht Treaty


Youth for Europe


Learning from the past

YOUTH programme (2000-2006)

  • 380.000 participants in youth exchanges

  • 20.000 EVS volunteers

  • 8.000 Youth initiatives

  • ...

  • Total: 700.000 participants in 70.000 projects!

Youth in Action 2007-2013

  • Inter-institutional negotiations – budget 885 millions €

  • Decision of the Council of Ministers and European Parliament 15 November 2006: Programme officially adopted

Objectives of the programme

  • Promoting young people’s active citizenship;

  • Developing solidarity to reinforce social cohesion in the European Union;

  • Fostering mutual understanding

  • Contributing to developing the quality of support systems and the capabilities of civil society in the youth field;

  • Promoting European cooperation in youth policy.

Cultural diversity

European citizenship

Youth in Action priorities

Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

Active participation

Annual priorities

  • 2007 = European Year of Equal Opportunities

    (fight against discrimination)

  • 2008 = European Year of Intercultural Dialogue

  • 2009 = European Year of innovation and creativity

Non-formaland informal learning


  • Every person who has taken part in a Youth in Action project under Action 1.1, Action 2, and Action 4.3 receive a Youthpass certificate, which describes and validates the non-formal and informal learning experience acquired during the project.

How is the programme implemented?

European Commission


Education, Audiovisual

and Culture Executive Agency

Centralised actions



National Agencies

Decentralised Actions

  • Support structures:

  • - SALTO Resource Centers

  • Eurodesk network

  • The Euro-Med Youth Platform

  • Former EVS volunteer structures

Who can participate?

In general: young people from 15 to 28


-Youth exchanges: 13-25 (exception: 26-30)

-Youth initiatives: 18-30 (exception: 15-17)

-Youth Democracy Projects: 13-30

-European Voluntary Service: 18-30 (exception: 16-17)

-Training and cooperation: no age limit, and includes other actors involved in the field of youth and non-formal education

Participants and target groups

  • Youth in Action projects are submitted and, if selected, managed by promoters representing the participants.

  • Eligible promoters

  • non-profit or non-governmental organisation

  • local, regional public body

  • informal group of young people

  • body active at European level in the youth field (ENGO), having member branches in at least 8 Programme Countries

  • international governmental non-profit organisation

  • a profit-making organisation (only when it organises an event in the area of youth, sport or culture).

  • legally establishedin one of the Programme or Partner Countries

Eligible countries

Programme Countries

  • 27 Member States

  • EEA/EFTA countries

    (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland)

  • Turkey

Partner Countries

  • Neighbouring Partner Countries

  • Other Partner Countries of the World

Neighbouring Partner Countries

How to participate?

Programme Guide: permanent call for proposals

  • Centralised level:

  • 3 deadlines each year:

  • 1 February

  • 1 June

  • 1 September

  • Decentralised level:

    5 deadlines each year:

  • 1 February

    (Projects start between 1 May and 30 September)

  • 1 April

    (Projects start between1 July and 30 November)

  • 1 June

    (Projects start between1 September and 31 January)

  • 1 September

    (Projects start between 1 December and 30 April)

  • 1 November

    (Projects start between1 February and 31 July)

+ Specific calls for proposals

Action 1 - Youth for Europe

Action 2 - European Voluntary Service

Action 3 – Youth in the World

Action 4 - Youth support systems

Action 5 – Support for policy cooperation

Actions of the Programme

Action 1 is divided in 3 sub-Actions:

1.1 Youth Exchanges

1.2 Youth Initiatives

1.3 Youth Democracy Projects (new)

Action 1: Youth for Europe

The aim of the European Voluntary Service is to support young people's participation in various forms of voluntary activities, both within and outside the European Union.

Action 2: European Voluntary Service

3.1. Cooperation with the neighbouring countries

3.2. Cooperation with countries not covered by the neighbouring policy (annual call for proposals)

Action 3 - Youth in the World

4.1. Support for bodies active at European levelin the field of youth

4.2. Support for the European Youth Forum

4.3. Training and networking of youth workers

4.4. Projects encouraging innovation and quality

4.5. Information activities for young peopleand youth workers (New)

4.6. Partnerships (New)

4.7. Support for the structures of the Programme (NAs,SALTO, EuroDesk)

4.8. Adding to the value of the Programme (New)

Action 4 - Youth support systems

Two general Objectives:

Promoting exchanges, cooperation and training in European youth work

Supporting project-development under the Youth in Action programme

Eligible Activities: Job shadowing, feasibility visits, evaluation meetings,study visits, partnership-building activities, seminars, training courses,networking

Sub-Action 4.3 decentralised action: Training, Exchange and Networking in the youth field

5.1 Meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy

5.2 Support for activities to bring about better understanding and knowledge of the field of youth

5.3 Co-operation with international organisations

Action 5 - Support for policy cooperation

Contact and information

European Commission, Youth in Action

National Agencies of the Youth in Action Programme

Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency

European Youth Portal:

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